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    What to use to glue rubber to rubber?

    Heres the deal, I just bought some new Saucony running shoes last week. About 80 miles later, the comfy yet still Chinese made pieces of **** are wearing out on the tread. The other pairs I've had were the classic kind, and there was hard rubber on the bottom, unlike these soft rubber soled pieces of gutter trash.

    So here is my plan, not wanting to spend 130 bucks every month or 2 for shoes that won't hurt my knees, I'm gonna cut out and glue or otherwise adhere pieces of old road bike tire to the high wear sections of the soles. But what should I use to do so?

    I've got gorilla glue, epoxy, and super glue on hand, but I'd be happy to go buy something else. What would hold best? Any ideas?
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    Take a look at Shoe Goo.
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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Thanks Rdad. I'll buy some tomorrow.

    Looks like good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Take a look at Shoe Goo.
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    a hardware store might have some 3M weather strip adhesive. Not sure how it compares price wise to Shoe Goo, but we used it to secure deck hardware, windows, etc. to race boats prior to installing fasteners and it held on like all get out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    a hardware store might have some 3M weather strip adhesive. Not sure how it compares price wise to Shoe Goo, but we used it to secure deck hardware, windows, etc. to race boats prior to installing fasteners and it held on like all get out.
    How does it work on quail?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    How does it work on quail?
    Will have to run some tests and let you know. Never really had the need for a quail on the foredeck of a J22 strangely.
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    Never had to weld one to a submarine either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Never had to weld one to a submarine either.
    Not even in the Wardroom?

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    What to use to glue rubber to rubber?
    Ummm, rubber cement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    Never had to weld one to a submarine either.
    you have metal quail? that is outrageously cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pj7
    What to use to glue rubber to rubber?
    Ummm, rubber cement?
    I've tried that, my shoes just picked up 5 lbs of crap from the ground while I walked.

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    Mich

    Shoe Goo was the first thing that came to mind but the I also thought of an industrial adhesive that I have used at work. If you can find 3m part # 1300 it will last forever. I used it to mend the sole of one of my tree climbing boots and its held together for 4 years so far.

    1300 is fairly comon and easy to source at hardware stores etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    you have metal quail? that is outrageously cool.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Shoe goo, works the best and you can actually us it to build up worn soles. It hardens nicely.

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    condomtact cement?
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    having used both shoe goo and 3m weatherstrip adhesive ("gorilla snot"), shoe goo wins...

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    I would try contact cement first. That thing grabs.

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    Shoe Goo...used to use it on my vert shoes. Awesome stuff

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    Hey Mich. Remember on the Chevelle the rubber strip on the bumper? When I rechromed it, nothing could hold it on. That thick strip was heavy. Even the body shop had given me some sort of adhesive that didn't work. I tried about three different things and was getting concerned about messing up the chrome. In desperation I tried Shoo Goo. It's still on there after 8 years!
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    Shoe Goo gets my vote simply due to the amount of gaps you have to fill between the soles & new tread as well as the amount of flexing that joint will encountre. The contact-cement type glues such as the 3M Super Weatherstripping adhesive works best on surfaces that are matched perfectly and require only a thin layer. And it doesn't handle flexing as well as Shoe Goo.

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    For 6 bucks and a bike ride out to ferndale I got myself some shoe goo this morning. I applied it to the bottom of the soles but didn't put sections of tire on it like I was gonna. I figure if it lasts so much as 2 weeks before needing to be re-applied, thats just dandy. The stuff is cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    How does it work on quail?

    You have to lead the bird a little more than throwing a can of shoe goo at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    How does it work on quail?
    Damned hard to find Shoe Goo in 20 gauge rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    Damned hard to find Shoe Goo in 20 gauge rounds.
    You could roll it into little balls, wait for it to harden and load it into some low brass shells for a neat less lethal load.
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